The Danube cycle path with boat & bike  - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Passau
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 180 km/112 mi
  • Distance per day:
    26-45 km / 16-28 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    Predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets.

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the afternoon coffee and cake, in the evenings we serve three-course meal. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches, otherwise there is a small lunch.

Danube cycle path with boat & bike

Passau - Vienna with MS Swiss Crown from 899 €

The Tour

Danube cycle path with boat & bike - Dürnstein

On this varied tour by bike and ship along the Danube, you will experience both rural Austria - the Danube valley, Strudengau and Wachau regions - and the effervescent capital cities of Vienna and Bratislava. The starting point of your journey "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike" is the Bishop's city of Passau with its historical town centre and the impressive Oberhaus fortress. This tour along the Danube with the MS Swiss Crown can wholeheartedly be recommended both to novices and experienced riders.

 
Danube cycle path with boat & bike - MS Swiss Crown

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at 6 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Brandstatt, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Visit the Engelhartsszell monastery before cycling through the awe-inspiring Danube Gorge at the Schlögen Loop.

Day 3 Brandstatt - Linz, approx. 24 km/15 mi
In Ottensheim and Wilhering beer gardens of local breweries await your visit, before you’re off to Linz which offers great museums and the Pöstlingberg hill.

Day 4 Tulln - Vienna, approx. 31 km/19 mi
You’ll cycle through Klosterneuburg and the Roman city of Tulln to reach the former Royal and Imperial metropolis Vienna. In Tulln it is worth visiting the GARTEN Tulln, Europe's first ecological garden show.

Day 5 Discovering Vienna
Go shopping on the Mariahilfer Straße, or relax in a wine tavern in Nußdorf. Vienna’s Imperial Palace, Castle Schönbrunn, the Prater and the Danube Island - there is lots to explore.

Day 6 Wachau, approx. 37 km/23 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificent Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour.

Day 7 Grein - Mauthausen, approx. 36 km/22 mi
Today you will cycle across the large plateau of the Machland region. The small Baroque town of Grein and the Celtic village near Mitterkirchen are worth a visit.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 11:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where the tour "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike" concludes.

Danube cycle path with boat & bike - Melk
 
Danube cycle path with boat & bike - Prater
 
Prices & Dates
Arrival

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Swiss Crown:

Included in "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 7x dinner, three-course meal, excl. beverages
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • welcome cocktail
  • gala dinner
  • goodbye cocktail
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional Guided Cycling Package
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 14 square metres (151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • movable ground-level beds
  • individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • upper deck cabins with balcony
  • middle deck cabins with opening windows
  • main deck cabins with non-opening windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    tour guide

    ferry trips
    rental helmet
  • Dates for the "Guided Cycling Package":
    31.05. + 20.09.
  • Minimum number of participants: 10, maximum number of participants: 18

Travel time 2025:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    26.04. + 24.05. + 31.05. + 14.06.
    12.07. + 19.07. + 26.07. + 02.08. + 23.08.
    06.09. + 20.09.
  • Minimum number of participants: 90. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

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april:   
2-bed-cabin standard899 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1189 € 
2-bed mini-suite 1299 € 
2-bed-cabin superior  1399 €
may/july/august:   
2-bed-cabin standard999 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1289 € 
2-bed mini-suite 1399 € 
2-bed-cabin superior  1499 €
june/september:   
2-bed-cabin standard1099 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1389 € 
2-bed mini-suite 1499 € 
2-bed-cabin superior  1599 €
    
2-bed cabin standard
single ocupancy
+ 55 %
children 0-2,9 years100 %
children 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with 2 adults
- 30 %
children 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with 1 adult
- 10 %
    
Guided Cycling Package225 €
rental bike100 €
e-bike220 €
private bike30 €
private e-bike50 €
(with removable battery) 
transfer Munich Main St.-Passau340 €
 transfer Munich Airport-Passau290 €

The booking process

The Tour
Arrival

Arrival

Arrival to "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike":

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 80 €, fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 94 €, roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    From the railway station to the Schiffslände Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometres. We recommend you take a taxi.
    Price per taxi approx. 15 €
    Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx.  2,50 €

  • Arrival in Munich via train:
    Transfer Munich Main St.-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 340 €

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 30 €
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: 200-250 €
    Transfer Munch-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 290 €

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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